FAQs-Punting Cambridge

How difficult is it to go on a punting tour?

Punting tours in Cambridge are generally not difficult, as experienced punters or guides handle the punting while you relax and enjoy the ride.

Where can I go punting in Cambridge?

You can go punting in Cambridge on the River Cam, specifically at locations like Magdalene Bridge, Mill Lane, and The Backs.

How much does it cost to go punting in Cambridge?

The cost of punting in Cambridge varies depending on the operator and duration, typically starts from £250  for two person. For more details  Check our tour plans

Are there any restrictions or rules I should be aware of when punting in Cambridge?

Yes, there are several restrictions and rules to keep in mind when punting in Cambridge. Some of them include staying within designated punting areas, following navigation rules, avoiding excessive speed, not overloading the punt, keeping noise levels low, respecting wildlife and other punters, and complying with any additional guidelines provided by the punting company or authorities.

Are there any discounts or special offers available for punting in Cambridge?

Yes, we have discounts/special offers. It’s worth checking Punting Cambridge or Contact us directly to inquire about any current promotions, group rates, student discounts, or seasonal deals that may be available.

Can I request a punting tour guide who speaks a specific language?

Yes, we offer tour guides who speak specific languages upon request. 

Can I bring my own telescope for stargazing during the tour?

While it may be possible to bring your own telescope on a punting tour, it is recommended to check with the punting company beforehand. They may have specific guidelines or restrictions regarding the items you can bring onboard. 

Can I request a punting tour guide dressed in traditional clothing?

Yes, it is possible to request a punting tour guide dressed in traditional clothing.

Are there any punting tours that offer special packages for birthdays or anniversaries?

Yes,  we offer special packages for birthdays or anniversaries. These packages can include customized decorations, complimentary treats, or additional services to make the celebration more memorable. Do check out our Special Tours 

Are there any punting tours that operate during sunrise or sunset?

Yes, there are punting tours in Cambridge that operate during sunrise and sunset, providing a unique and atmospheric experience on the River Cam. For more detail do check Our Tours.

Can I request a romantic setup, such as candles or flowers, for a punting tour?

Yes, it is often possible to request a romantic setup, such as candles or flowers, for a punting tour in Cambridge.To know more check out our RomanticPunting Tour Cambridge.

Are there any punting tours that allow swimming stops for children?

No, swimming stops during punting tours in Cambridge are generally not permitted due to safety concerns and river regulations.

Are there any punting tours that offer catering services?

Yes, during special occasions or festivals, we offer catering services . These services can include picnic hampers, champagne packages, or even afternoon tea experiences onboard the punt.

Can I bring my own fishing net while punting?

Bringing your own fishing net while punting in Cambridge may not be allowed. It’s best to check with the local authorities or punting companies in Cambridge regarding their policies on bringing fishing nets while punting.


Are there any punting tours that allow live music performances onboard?

Yes we allow live music performances onboard, 


Are there any punting tours that include a visit to Cambridge colleges?

Yes, we allow visits to the famous Cambridge colleges, allowing you to experience the rich history and architecture up close.

Are there any punting tours with onboard restroom facilities?

No, onboard restroom facilities are available. It is advisable to use restroom facilities before embarking on a punting tour.

Can I bring my own camera or drone for photography during the tour?

Yes, you can generally bring your own camera for photography during a punting tour in Cambridge. However, drone usage may be restricted and subject to local regulations.

Can I bring my own paddleboard or kayak instead of punting?

Bringing your own paddleboard or kayak instead of punting on the River Cam in Cambridge may be subject to local regulations and restrictions.

Are there any punting tours that provide historical information about Cambridge?

Yes, many punting tours in Cambridge provide historical information about the city, its colleges, landmarks, and the River Cam’s significance.

Can I bring my own cushions or blankets for added comfort?

Yes, you can generally bring your own cushions or blankets for added comfort during a punting tour in Cambridge.

Is it possible to rent a punt for the whole day?

Yes, it is possible to rent a punt for the whole day in  Punting Cambridge. Only if you have experience in river .

Are there any punting tours that offer photography services?

 No, common, some punting tours in Cambridge may offer photography services or have guides who can assist with taking photos during the tour.

How many people can fit on a single punt?

A typical punt in Cambridge can usually accommodate up to 12 people, including the punter or guide.

Can I steer the punt myself during the tour?

Yes, some punting companies in Cambridge offer self-punting options, allowing you to steer the punt yourself during the tour.

Are there any punting tours that include a picnic lunch?

Yes, we offer a picnic lunch as part of the tour experience.

Are there any punting tours with wheelchair-accessible boats?

Yes, we  provide wheelchair-accessible boats, allowing individuals with mobility challenges to enjoy the experience.

How deep is the River Cam?

The depth of the River Cam in Cambridge can vary at different points, but it typically ranges from around 1 to 3 meters deep.

Can I swim in the River Cam while on a punting tour?

Swimming in the River Cam during a punting tour is generally not recommended or allowed due to safety concerns and river regulations.

What landmarks can I see while punting in Cambridge?

While punting in Cambridge, you can see landmarks such as King’s College Chapel, the Bridge of Sighs, Mathematical Bridge, Trinity College, The Backs, Magdalene College, Clare College, and St John’s College.

Are there any punting tours that operate at night?

Punting tours in Cambridge generally do not operate at night, as the river is not well-lit and can be unsafe for navigation.

Can I bring my own alcohol on a punting tour?

The policy on bringing your own alcohol during a punting tour varies depending on the specific punting company’s rules and regulations.

Are there any punting tours that cater to large groups?

Yes, there are punting tours in Cambridge that cater to large groups. Some punting companies offer group packages or have larger punts available to accommodate larger groups of people.

Can I hire a private punting tour in Cambridge?

Yes, you can hire a Private Punting Cambridge Tour, allowing you to have the punt exclusively for your group.

Is punting allowed during adverse weather conditions?

Punting is generally not allowed during adverse weather conditions such as heavy rain, strong winds, or storms for safety reasons.

Are there any punting tours that include a guide's commentary?

Yes,  we provide a guide who provides commentary and shares interesting facts and stories about the city and its landmarks.

Is punting a physically demanding activity?

Punting can be physically demanding, especially if you choose to punt yourself, as it requires strength, balance, and coordination.

Are there any punting tours specifically for children?

Yes, there are Punting Tours in Cambridge specifically designed for children, providing a family-friendly and engaging experience on the River Cam.

Can I bring my own music to play while punting?

Yes, you can typically bring your own music to play while Punting in Cambridge, either through portable speakers or headphones.

Are punting tours available during winter?

Punting tours in Cambridge are generally available during winter, although the frequency and availability may be reduced compared to the peak tourist season.Check out Punting Tours Cambridge.

What is the best time of year to go punting in Cambridge?

The best time of year to go punting in Cambridge is during the spring and summer months (April to September) when the weather is generally more pleasant.

Are there any punting tours that include stops for sightseeing?

Yes, provide stops for sightseeing, allowing you to explore certain landmarks or attractions along the way.

Can I wear any type of footwear while punting?

While there are no specific restrictions on footwear for punting, it’s recommended to wear comfortable and secure shoes that provide good grip to ensure stability and safety.

Can I bring my own picnic basket on a punting tour?

Yes, you can typically bring your own picnic basket on a punting tour in Cambridge to enjoy a picnic during the excursion.

Can you punt in the rain?

Yes, punting tours operate in all weather. The punts are equipped with blankets and umbrellas for cold and wet weather. However, if the weather is deemed unsafe to operate, then the booking can be rescheduled or fully refunded.

Do punting companies accept credit cards?

Yes, you can use a Visa Debit, MasterCard, or Amex card to complete your transaction, including Paypal and Apple Pay​4.

Do you sell gift vouchers?

Yes, they do sell gift vouchers that can be used at any time.

Can I book a tour for a specific time?

Yes, you can book a tour for a specific time, subject to availability. Do check our Punting Tours Cambridge

In the interest of safety, can children be left unattended?

No, for safety reasons, children should not be left unattended at any time.

What is punting?

Punting is a traditional British activity where a small, flat-bottomed boat called a punt is navigated through shallow waters using a long pole. The pole is used to propel the boat by pushing against the riverbed.To know more check on Punting Cambridge.

How long is a punting tour?

Our standard punting tours last approximately 45-60 minutes. We also offer extended tours and private bookings, which can be tailored to suit your preferences and schedule.

Do I need to book a punting tour in advance?

While we do accept walk-ins, we highly recommend booking your punting tour in advance, particularly during peak season or weekends, to ensure availability and avoid disappointment.Book Our Tours

Are children allowed on the punting tours?

Yes, children are welcome on our punting tours. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Is punting suitable for people with mobility issues?

Our punts have limited access, so it can be challenging for individuals with mobility issues to board and disembark. However, our staff will do their best to assist you. Please Contact our customer service team in advance to discuss any specific requirements or concerns.

What happens if the weather is bad on the day of my tour?

Our punting tours operate in most weather conditions. In the event of extreme weather (e.g., heavy rain or strong winds), we may need to reschedule or cancel the tour. If this occurs, we will offer a full refund or the option to reschedule for another date.

Can I try punting myself?

Yes, we offer self-punt hire for those who would like to try punting themselves. We recommend that first-time punters take a guided tour to learn the basics before attempting to navigate the River Cam independently.

What should I wear for a punting tour?

We recommend dressing appropriately for the weather and wearing comfortable, flat-soled shoes. During colder months, consider bringing a warm coat, hat, and gloves. In the summer, don’t forget to apply sunscreen and bring a hat or sunglasses.

Wildlife Seen While Punting

Expect to see ducks, swans, and occasionally, herons along the River Cam.

Non-English Guided Tours

Yes, tours in various languages can be arranged upon request

Environmental Friendliness

Punting is an eco-friendly activity with minimal impact on the river ecosystem.

Evening/Night-Time Tours

Special evening tours are available, but night-time punting is generally not offered due to safety concerns.

Proposing During a Tour

Absolutely, special arrangements for proposals can be made.

Themed Tours

Yes, historical, literary, and customized theme tours are available.

Safety Measures

All punts are equipped with safety gear, and punters are trained in safety protocols.

Playing Music on the Punt

Generally allowed as long as it doesn’t disturb other river users.

Accessibility for Visually Impaired

Special arrangements can be made for visually impaired guests.

Photography Tours

Yes, photography-focused tours can be organized.

Corporate Events

Punting tours can be part of corporate events and team-building activities.

Educational Group Tours

Yes, educational tours for schools and colleges are available.

Wedding Celebrations

Punting can be part of wedding celebrations, including photo shoots.

Lost Personal Items

Contact the punting company immediately; most have a lost and found service.

Photography/Videography Restrictions

No specific restrictions, but privacy and safety should be respected.

Rescheduling/Cancelling a Tour

Contact the service provider; policies vary.

Extending Tour Duration

Possible based on availability and additional charges.

Large Group Private Tours

Yes, available with advanced booking.

Getting to Departure Point

The departure points are generally accessible by public transport, biking, or walking.

Peak Seasons

Spring and summer are peak seasons for punting.

Winter Punting

Available, but subject to weather conditions.

Architecture-Focused Tours

Tours focusing on Cambridge’s architecture are available.

Tipping Policy

Tipping is not required but appreciated for exceptional service.

Restroom Availability

Restrooms are available near most departure points.

Medical Emergencies

Punters are trained to handle basic emergencies, and medical facilities are nearby.

Lost and Found Service

Most punting companies have a lost and found.

Can I go punting in Cambridge without any prior experience?

Yes, you can go Punting in Cambridge without any prior experience. We offer guided tours where an experienced punter will handle the boat for you.

Are there any punting tours that include stops for shopping or dining?

Punting tours in Cambridge typically do not include stops for shopping or dining as they are primarily focused on the river experience and sightseeing

Can I request a punting tour guide who is an expert in local history?

Yes, you can request a punting tour guide in Cambridge who is an expert in local history. We have knowledgeable guides who can provide detailed information about the history, architecture, and culture of the city.

Are there any punting tours that include a stop for afternoon tea?

Yes, there are Punting Tours in Cambridge that offer the option of including a stop for afternoon tea during the tour.

Can I bring my own picnic supplies or is it provided by the punting company?

Ye, you can provide your own punting supplements,for further detail please Contact Us 

Any medical facility available for punting?

In general, punting is a recreational activity and does not typically involve medical facilities onboard. However, if a medical emergency were to occur while punting in Cambridge, there are medical facilities available nearby. 

Is there any option to reserve Punting tour to avoid disappointment due to cancellation?

Yes, we have the option to reserve a Punting Tour in advance to avoid disappointment. You can either Book Online through our website or Call us to make a reservation.

In the event of an unexpected cancellation, is it possible to receive a refund for punting?

Do check out on Terms and Conditions to know about refunds.

What are the different types of punting tours in cambridge?

There are several types of punting tours available in Cambridge, Do check out our Cambridge punting Tours 

What is the boat capacity of punting tour in Cambridge?

The boat capacity of punting tours in Cambridge varies, depending on the size of the punt. However it can hold up to 12 or more. And it’s best to check with them beforehand to ensure that the tour can accommodate your group.

Is it permitted to bring camera during punting tours?

Bringing a camera on a punting tours allowed and even encouraged. Punting tours often take place in scenic locations, such as rivers or canals, where passengers can enjoy beautiful views and capture memorable moments.

Can guides be asked to take pictures of visitors?

Yes, our tour guides are often familiar with the popular spots and best angles for taking photos, and they will  assist in capturing moments for visitors.

Is it worth punting in Cambridge?

Yes. Punting is a quintessentially British activity and is paired with the atmospheric sights of some of Cambridge University’s most iconic colleges. Do check out our famous Cambridge Punting Tour

Does taking senior citizens on punting tours possible?

Taking senior citizens on punting tours is generally possible and can be an enjoyable experience for them. Punting tours are suitable for all ages, including seniors, as they provide a   leisurely and scenic way to explore rivers or canals.

What precautions should be taken care during punting?

There are several things to take care of to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

  • Check the weather forecast and dress accordingly. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes suitable for the weather conditions.
  • Pay attention to any safety instructions or guidelines provided by the punting company.
  • Follow weight and occupancy limits.

Can you play games on a punting tour?

Playing games on a punting tor may not be a common or expected activity as the focus o the tour is typically on enjoying the scenary, listening to the guide’s commentary ,and having a relaxed experience on the water.

Can you lengthen the punting time?

Extending the time of a  punting tour beyond the recommended duration may be possible, but it depends  on the policies and Check availability with our team Contact -Us

Can we feed the river creatures during punting?

Feeding animas in their natural habitat can disrupt their natural behaviors, lead to dependency on human-provided food which is not recommended.

Whether it is feasible to receive weather updates while on a punting tour?

Yes.It is possible to be informed about the weather conditions during a punting tour.Before embarking n a punting tour,It’s advisable to check the weather forecast for the specific location and time of your tour.

What if a sudden rain take place during a punting tour?

If a sudden rain occurs during a punting tour,it’s important to prioritize safety and take appropriate measures.

What can I do if the number of punter changes after we have already booked and paid?

If there is an increase or decrease in the number of people for a punting tour that you have already booked and paid for,the best course of action would be to Contact Us the punting company or tour operator directly.

Is it possible to bring pebbles and plants home after punting?

While it might be tempting to take pebbles or plants as souvenirs during a punting tour ,it’s generally not advisable to do so. It’s important to respect and preserve the natural environment and ecosystems.

What can I do if am unsatisfied with the punting tour?

If you are unsatisfied with the punting tour,speak with the tour guide and ask for a refund or compensation.

Whether punting has small sized jackets for infants?

The availability of small size jackets for infants during punting tours may vary depending on the specific tour operator and location.If you require small size jackets for your baby or child, it’s best to contact the punting tour operator directly.

What should I do if I experience a sudden dizziness during punting?

If you feel a sudden dizziness during a punting tour ,it’s important to take immediate action to ensure your safety. Inform the punt guide, sit or lie down, drink water and focus on a fixed point.

Is it possible to prepare food on our own while punting?

In most punting tours, cooking by yourself onboard is not typically allowed or provided for safety and logistical reasons.

Does punting involve firework displays?

Fireworks displays are subject to weather conditions, local regulations, and specific event schedules.

Can I bring my musical instruments during punting?

Some punting operators may permit passengers to bring small musical instruments on board,others may have restrictions or guidelines in place for the safety.

Is it possible to punt for the entire day?

Punting tours are typically offered in predefined time slots. However, we can offer longer rental periods or full-day rentals for those who wish to spend an extended time.

Whether punting provide concession to children,senior citizens and persons with mobility issues?

Yes.Punting offer free tickets or discounts for children,senior citizens  and Punting often make efforts to accommodate individuals with mobility issues.

Is it permissible to yell when punting?

Punting tours generally prioritize a peaceful experience,allowing passengers to enjoy the serene surroundings and the gentle movement of the boat.Therefore making excessive noise during a punting tour is typically discouraged.

What kind of food is recommended before punting?

When it comes to choosing food before punting, it’s generally advisable to opt for light, easily digestible meals that provide energy.


Whether water will be provided during punting?

It’s recommended to bring your own water to stay hydrated during the punting experience.

Can punting be taught by paying additional fees?

Yes.it is possible to learn punting by arranging for private or specialized lessons.By providing extra fees,you may be able to receive personalized instruction and guidance on the art of punting.

Is it possible to stop punting halfway in an emergency?

Yes.it is generally possible to stop a punting halfway in case of an emergency.Punting Operators prioritize the safety and well being of their passengers and will usually accommodate emergency situations.

Is it ok to participate in punting for carrying women?

Punting can be possible for pregnant women,but it’s important to consider certain factors and consult with your healthcare provider before participating in punting.

At what time the refund amount will be reflected back to your account?

The timing of when a refund amount will be reflected to your account after a punting cancellation or refund request depends on the Policies of the punting company and the payment method used for punting.

Whether direct booking available for punting?

Yes, direct booking is typically available in punting. You can directly book by Phone or in person at our booking office.

What are the peak hours for punting in Cambridge?

The peak hours for punting in Cambridge are typically mid-morning to early afternoon, with the busiest times falling between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM, especially on weekends and during the summer months.

How can I avoid high traffic during punting tours in Cambridge?

To avoid high traffic during punting tours in Cambridge, opt for early morning or late afternoon tours on weekdays, book in advance, explore less popular routes, and consider private punting options.

Are there any less crowded routes for punting in Cambridge?

Yes, there are less crowded routes for punting in Cambridge, such as the Grantchester Meadows route or the Mill Pond route, which can offer a more peaceful and serene experience.

What are the busiest punting locations in Cambridge?

The busiest punting locations in Cambridge include the popular spots along the River Cam, such as the Bridge of Sighs, the Mathematical Bridge, and the Backs, where tourists gather to enjoy punting tours and the scenic views.

Are there any time slots with lower traffic for punting in Cambridge?

Yes, early morning and late afternoon time slots tend to have lower traffic for punting in Cambridge.

What is the best time of day to enjoy a peaceful punting experience in Cambridge?

The best time of day to enjoy a peaceful punting experience in Cambridge is typically early morning before the crowds arrive.

Can I get a refund for my punting tour booking?

Bookings canceled more than 48 hours in advance are eligible for a 70% refund. Bookings canceled within less than 48 hours will not be refunded. However, you can reschedule your booking up to 24 hours in advance.

Can I complete my booking over the phone?

If you are experiencing any problems purchasing a ticket online, then simply give the company a Call us and then we can take bookings over the phone.

Is self-hire punting offered?

Yes, a self-hire punting service is available at punting cambridge. However, customers can have a go at punting themselves during a private punting tour with trained chauffeurs teaching them how it’s done.

Can you just turn up to punting in Cambridge?

Yes, you can turn up and enjoy a trip upriver. However, Book online in advance is suggested to guarantee a chauffeured punt tour and to avail discounts.

Can I bring my own food and drink on board?

Yes, you can bring your own food and drinks onboard. Some companies also offer picnics for groups.

Is punting safe for children?

Punting is safe for children, and there is no minimum age. However, children under 16 are advised to be accompanied by an adult.

Can bags, strollers, or prams be left somewhere before departing on the punting tour?

These can be left for safekeeping at the check-in desk or loaded onto the punt if there is enough space.

How fit do I need to be to go on a punting tour?

You simply need to be able to sit down and get back up again. The punt chauffeurs are able to help you to board the boat and disembark safely.

Is there disabled access to come punting?

While there may not be direct wheelchair access onto a punt, the team can assist in the boarding of passengers who need help.

Is the punting tour a return journey, or can I just go one way?

Chauffeured punt tours are typically returning journeys. One-way tours can be arranged but need to be agreed upon prior to boarding the boat.

Can I bring my dog punting?

Yes, punting tours are generally dog-friendly. Small to medium-sized dogs are allowed on both shared and private tours.

Can I bring a picnic on the punts?

No, this is not allowed as they don’t allow food and drink provisions on the boats.

Can I smoke on the punts?

No, smoking is not permitted on the punts.

Cold Weather Amenities

Blankets and sometimes heaters are provided in cold weather.

Strollers/Wheelchairs on Punt

Strollers can often be accommodated; wheelchair access varies.

Noise Level Policy

Guests are requested to keep noise to a respectful level.

Special Tours During Festivals

Special tours are available during local festivals and events.

Arrival Time Before Tour

Recommended to arrive at least 15 minutes before the tour.

Requesting Specific Routes

Specific routes can be requested for private tours.

Gift Certificates

Available for purchase for all types of tours.

History of Punting

Punting in Cambridge has a rich history dating back centuries.

Electronic Devices

Allowed, but use with caution to prevent damage.

Age Restrictions

No strict age limits, but young children must be supervised.

Recommended Clothing

Comfortable and weather-appropriate clothing is recommended.

Life Jackets

Provided and mandatory for children, optional for adults.

Large Event Bookings

Yes, punting can be arranged for large events.

Feedback/Review Submission

Feedback can be given directly to the company or on review platforms.

Eco-Friendly Tours

Sustainable and eco-friendly punting options are available.

Punting Guides' Qualifications

Guides are trained in safety, punting techniques, and local history.

Reserving Specific Punt/Boat

Possible based on availability and type of tour.

Combination Tours

Available, combining punting with walking or cycling tours.

Weather Affecting Schedule

Tours may be rescheduled or canceled in extreme weather.

Bringing Decorations

Allowed for private tours with prior arrangement.

Other Pets on Punt

Dogs are commonly allowed; other pets may be permitted upon request.

Payment Types Accepted

Most companies accept cash, credit/debit cards, and online payments.

Last-Minute Booking

Possible based on availability.

First-Time Punting Offers

Occasionally available, especially outside peak seasons.


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